Re: How to use the debian installation iso for installing packages using aptitude
On 8/14/13, Ralf Mardorf <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-08-14 at 23:17 +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
>> If you have no need for the images otherwise, a local mirror might be
>> what you want? Eg using debmirror, apt-move etc.
> And this does work without downloading completely everything by the
> Internet ;)?
For debmirror yes, by section, by category, and possibly by regex (I
haven't used that though), so perhaps apt-move is best to turn
packages on a few DVDs into a local archive, that's what I originally
used it, combined with local apt cache (/var/local/apt??)
> IIUC the ISOs should be used to avoid downloads, since
> there seem to be issues with the Internet for the OP.
Sounds like ideal for OP _might_ be apt-cacher?
Anubhav, try this:
apt-cache show apt-cacher
and see if that is what you might want.
I once used squid as a more general purpose web cache (included .deb
etc files), to eliminate repeats on a more general level (above apt,
including http and ftp) for a small office. Worked very well for us.
There are so many options... good luck.